Santa Monica, CA (April 17, 2019)—Universal Production Music and sister company Killer Tracks have partnered with Abbey Road Studios to launch a new production music catalog, Abbey Road Masters, that will comprise tracks recorded, mixed and mastered at the famed facility.
Abbey Road Masters will create and curate original music, all of which will be recorded, mixed and mastered at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and adhere to the studio’s high recording standards. The initial slate of releases includes Indie Soundtrack, Contemporary Score, Alternative Pop Voices, Indie Rock Noir, The Fantasy Orchestra and Cinematic Piano. All tracks are available immediately for licensing exclusively through Killer Tracks in the USA and Canada and Universal Production Music in the rest of the world.
Abbey Road Masters has access to all of Abbey Road Studios’ recording facilities. Studio One, the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio, was home to 75 musicians over two days for the recording of The Fantasy Orchestra album. Other albums were recorded in the legendary Studio Two and Three, sites of historic recordings by the Beatles and Pink Floyd and recent releases by Brockhampton, Lady Gaga and The 1975.
“We work with the studios’ in-house engineers, who are among the best in the world,” said Ross Sellwood who is overseeing the Abbey Road Masters project through his role as managing director of Universal Globe’s Soundtrack & Score division. “We have every type of recording gear at our fingertips, including the vintage microphone collection, a vast array of original outboard gear and cutting-edge digital technology. We are recording great music in the best way possible and we’re really excited about getting it out there to film, TV and advertising creatives.”
Abbey Road Masters have finished recording material for a further six albums which are based on themes including vintage synths and string ensembles, sampling and remixing live players, large-scale cinematic indie and close-up acoustic recordings, to be released in 2019.
With live recording at the heart of all its releases, Abbey Road Masters has forged relationships with numerous composers, musicians and artists including award-winning British film and television composers Michael Price (Sherlock), Rob Lane (John Adams), Samuel Sim (Emma) and Christian Henson (Black Death), alongside British indie musicians Andy Bell (Ride/Oasis) and Tom Furse (The Horrors).
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